Global Patent Index - EP 1224609 A1

EP 1224609 A1 20020724 - ADJUSTABLE, ROTATABLE FINGER GUIDE IN A TENPRINT SCANNER WITH MOVABLE PRISM PLATEN

Title (en)

ADJUSTABLE, ROTATABLE FINGER GUIDE IN A TENPRINT SCANNER WITH MOVABLE PRISM PLATEN

Title (de)

VERSTELLBARER DREHBARER FINGERLEITER IN EINEM ZEHNDRUCKABTASTER MIT EINER BEWEGBAREN PRISMENPLATTE

Title (fr)

GUIDE TOURNANT ET REGLABLE POUR LES DOIGTS INSTALLE DANS UN DISPOSITIF DE BALAYAGE/LECTURE DACTYLOSCOPIQUE COMPRENANT UNE PLAQUE A PRISME MOBILE

Publication

EP 1224609 A1 20020724 (EN)

Application

EP 99966175 A 19991215

Priority

  • US 9929537 W 19991215
  • US 42293799 A 19991022

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0131564A1] A scanning device for electronically capturing a fingerprint image, employing a finger guide unit and a platen. The finger guide unit positions a finger for scanning by means of a gap into which the finger is placed. The guide maintains the finger within the print scanning range when used in conjunction with a movable platen. The guide unit is rotatable allowing the guide to be moved to expose the whole movable platen. The finger guide unit has two guide plates disposed adjacent one another creating a gap. The gap width is adjustable by means of an adjustment device, allowing fingers of any size to be properly positioned and guided within the scanner reading range. The guide plates each have an edge lined with low-friction material which contacts the finger when in use. The guide plates each have an extension which serves as a handle for raising the guide unit and as a hanger for suspending the guide unit above the platen for use. The guide plates also have an alignment rod disposed between them to ensure stabilization and alignment.

IPC 1-7

G06K 9/00

IPC 8 full level

G01B 11/24 (2006.01); A61B 5/117 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06T 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06K 9/00026 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0131564A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0131564 A1 20010503; AU 2178400 A 20010508; EP 1224609 A1 20020724; JP 2003512873 A 20030408; US 6687391 B1 20040203

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9929537 W 19991215; AU 2178400 A 19991215; EP 99966175 A 19991215; JP 2001534072 A 19991215; US 46134499 A 19991215